Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.

Touchstone Research Laboratory is one of the most creative and innovative organizations in the US. Touchstone sits on a two-acre campus, also known as The Millennium Centre, which houses all of the manufacturing and research equipment, scientists, engineers, and Ph. D’s to create the next-generation of ideas and innovations. Touchstone has a world-class research facility, materials research expertise, a growing patent portfolio, and is well-known for taking new technologies from ideation, commercialization, and spinning out those inventions as businesses. One spin-out company includes CFOAM (www.cfoam.com), which is a foam made from coal. This business went public on the ASX in 2016 and was the 2nd best performing IPO. The invention of CFOAM initiated another spin-out, Touchstone Advanced Composites (www.TouchstoneAC.com ) , which manufactures the tools (molds), made primarily from CFOAM, for next-generation aircraft and rocket parts. Another, Touchstone Testing Laboratory (www.TouchstoneTesting.com), is a joint venture that performs various testing, such as failure analysis and materials testing. Since it has spun out, this business has grown tremendously. Going forward, we have the world’s strongest aluminum, called MetPreg (www.metpreg.com), a thermal protection system for rockets, called Faraday Thermal Protection Systems (www.TRL.com/thermal-protection-systems), and a graphite produced from coal waste all in development and yet to spin out. In 2020, Touchstone and a group of investors moved Veloxint to Touchstone’s campus. Veloxint (www.veloxint.com) utilizes a technology, under a license from MIT that represents the cumulation of 15 years of research, based on nanocrystalline metal alloys for additive manufacturing, metal injection molding, and press and sintering. Whether you need to invent something new, improve a product, or have an interest in licensing a technology developed by Touchstone we look forward to working with you!
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, January 26th, 2024 at 9:21pm
Congratulations to our office manager, Calleen Porter, on 32 years with us at Touchstone! We appreciate all you do!
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 3:29pm
Thank you to the members of the West Virginia Legislature for spending time with Touchstone yesterday to talk about the future of science and technology in West Virginia. #inventedhere #wvlegis
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Monday, October 23rd, 2023 at 2:22pm
Thank you, Senator Shelley Moore Capito for your continuous support to West Virginia. Touchstone was ecstatic to be a guest for the relaunch of the Challenger Learning Center, Wheeling, WV at Wheeling University. The excitement, interest, and opportunity for our young people in the aerospace and space industries starts here!🚀🌎
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Thursday, October 5th, 2023 at 12:57pm
The Touchstone team attended The Advanced Materials Show USA in Columbus, Ohio this week! Brian Joseph showcased MetPreg, our high strength fiber reinforced aluminum. Learn more at www.MetPreg.com
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Thursday, September 14th, 2023 at 9:19pm
John Marshall has very exciting things going on in their CTE programs to help build our future workforce. Thank you for having us, Monarchs!
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 3:37pm
Touchstone was pleased to attend the Keystone Space Collaborative Annual Conference this year! We are excited to be a part of making connections in WV, OH, and PA in the space industry!💫🚀 #inventedhere